Daniel Zion
Daniel S. Zion, (Tsion, Tzion or Ziyon), (דניאל ציון),(Salonika, 3 August 1883 – Jaffa, Israel, 13 November 1979), was an Orthodox rabbi, Kabbalist and a political activist. He was one of the t...
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Emmanuel Carasso
Emmanuel Carasso or Emanuel Karasu (Salonica, 1862 - Trieste 1934) was a lawyer and a member of the prominent Sephardic Jewish Carasso family of Ottoman Salonica (now Thessaloniki, Greece). He was a ...
Maurice Abravanel
Maurice Abravanel (January 6, 1903 – September 22, 1993) was an American conductor of classical music. He is remembered as the conductor of the Utah Symphony Orchestra for over 30 years.
Abravanel...
David ben Judah Messer Leon
David ben Judah Messer Leon (c. 1470 in Venice – c. 1526 in Salonica) was an Italian rabbi, physician and writer, who defended the value of secular disciplines and the Renaissance humanities as ...
Samuel Garmison
Samuel Garmison was a Jewish scholar and rabbi who lived in the Land of Israel during the seventeenth century.He was a native of Salonica, and settled in Jerusalem, where he became rabbi. Of his nume...
Shlomo Venezia
Shlomo Venezia (Greek: Σλόμο Βενέτσια; 29 December 1923 – 1 October 2012) was a Greek-born Italian Jew. He was a survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
Venezia was born in The...
Gabriel Esperanssa
Gabriel Esperanssa, also spelled Esperanza or Esperança, was a 17th-century rabbi at Safed. He was originally from Salonika, where he was a disciple of Daniel Estrumsa. He apparently assumed the name ...
Isaac Kovo
Isaac ben Hezekiah Joseph Kovo (1770–1854) was born in Salonica and later settled in Jerusalem, Palestine. In 1848 he succeeded Chaim Abraham Gagin as hacham bashi aged 78. Throughout his career he we...
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Samuel Taitazak
Samuel Taitazak (Hebrew: שמואל טאיטאצק) was a Talmudist who lived at Salonica in the 16th century. He was the author of She'elot u-Teshubot, responsa, some of which have been included in Judah Ṭaiṭaza...
Moses Almosnino
Moses ben Baruch Almosnino (c. 1515 – c. 1580) was a distinguished rabbi; born at Thessaloniki about 1515, and died in Constantinople about 1580. He was elected rabbi of the Neveh Shalom communi...
Shlomo Halevi Alkabetz
Shlomo ha-Levi Alkabetz, also spelt Alqabitz, Alqabes; (Hebrew: שלמה אלקבץ) (c.1500, Salonica– 1580, Safed ) was a rabbi, kabbalist and poet perhaps best known for his composition of the song Lecha D...
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Alberto Nahmias
Alberto Nahmias (Greek: Αλβέρτος Ναχμίας or Ναμίας; 1905, Thessaloniki – 19??) was a Greek football player and athlete of G.S. Iraklis Thessaloniki. He was one of the most prominent Greek football...
Baruch Uziel
Baruch Uziel (Hebrew: ברוך עוזיאל‎, born 1 August 1901, died 20 February 1977) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the Liberal Party and Gahal between 1961 an...
Joseph ibn Ezra
Rabbi Josef ben Isaac ibn Ezra was an oriental rabbi of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, descended from Ibn Ezra family of Spain. Brought up in Salonica, he studied under the direction of Rabb...
Abraham de Boton
Abraham Hiyya de Boton (c. 1560 – c. 1605) (Hebrew: אברהם די בוטון) was a Talmudist and rabbi, a pupil of Samuel de Medina, who later dwelt for the most part at Salonica as rabbi and leader of a Talm...
Saul Amarel
Saul Amarel (1928 – December 18, 2002) was professor of computer science at Rutgers University, and best known for his pioneering work in artificial intelligence (AI). He also had a distinguished care...
Avraam Benaroya
Avraam Eliezer Benaroya (Hebrew: אברהם בן-ארויה‎; Bulgarian: Аврам Бенароя; Greek: Αβραάμ Μπεναρόγια; Ladino: Abrahán Eliezer Benarroya; 1887 – 16 May 1979) was a Jewish socia...
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Maharash Levi
Shlomo ben Yitzchak HaLevi (1532–1600) was a prominent rabbinic scholar in Thessaloniki, Greece, during the Jewish community's "Golden Age." Among his other duties, he served the exiled Jews from Évor...
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Salamo Arouch
Salamo Arouch (Greek: Σολομόν Αρούχ; January 1, 1923 – April 26, 2009) was a Jewish Greek boxer, the Middleweight Champion of Greece (1938) and the All-Balkans Middleweight Champion (1939), who su...
Samuel ben Joseph Uziel
Samuel ben Joseph Uziel (16th–17th century) was a rabbi and physician of Spanish extraction who officiated as rabbi at Salonica, where he also practised medicine.
Daniel Carasso
Daniel Carasso (December 16, 1905 – May 17, 2009), a member of the prominent Sephardic Jewish Carasso family and the son of Isaac Carasso, founded the United States Dannon company and built up the Gro...
David Conforte
David Conforte (c. 1618 – c. 1685) (Hebrew: דוד קונפורטי) was a Hebrew literary historian born in Salonica, author of the literary chronicle known by the title Ḳore ha-Dorot.
Conforte came of a fa...
Aaron Abiob
Aaron Abiob (Hebrew: אהרן אביוב‎)(1535-1605) was Turkish and a rabbi of Salonica The authorship of Oil of Myrrh, in the Yiddish language known as Shemen ha-Mor, (ex ravvinorum Myrrhoe comme...
Albert Karasu
Albert Karasu (1885–1982) was a Jewish-Turkish journalist born in Ottoman Salonica.He studied political science in Switzerland, and went on to found the French-language Istanbul newspaper Le Journal d...
Margalit Matitiahu
Margalit Matitiahu (Hebrew: מרגלית מתתיהו, born 1935 in Tel Aviv) is a poet in Ladino and Hebrew from Israel.After the Holocaust, her parents moved to Israel from Thessaloniki, Greece where they were ...
Isaac Carasso
Isaac Carasso (1874 – April 19, 1939) was a member of the prominent Sephardic Jewish Carasso family of Ottoman Salonica (modern Thessaloniki, Greece). After emigrating to Barcelona, he started a yog...
Solomon Ayllon
Solomon Ayllon (1660 or 1664 - April 10, 1728) was haham of the Sephardic congregations in London and Amsterdam, and a follower of Shabbethai Ẓebi. His name is derived from the town of Ayllon, in what...
Raphaël Salem
Raphaël Salem(November 7, 1898 in Saloniki, Ottoman Empire (now Thessaloniki, Greece) – June 20, 1963 in Paris, France), was a Greek-Sephardic mathematician after whom are named the Salem numbers and ...
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Moshe Levy (chemist)
Moshe Levy (born 1927) is an Israeli professor of Chemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.
Moshe Levy was born on December 8, 1927 in Thessaloniki, Greece. In 1933 his fa...
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Joseph Taitazak
Joseph ben Solomon Ṭaiṭazaḳ (Hebrew: יוסף בן שלמה טאיטאצק), also referred to by the acronym MahaRITaTS, was a talmudic authority and kabalist who lived at Salonica in the 15th and 16th centuries. With...